Woman says grandson, friends were unfairly placed in danger

To the Editor: How would you feel if this happened to you? On December 6, at approximately 9 p.m., this is what happened to my teenage grandson and three of his friends: My grandson was taking his friends home after a night of playing video games and watching TV. They were heading toward Isom on Highway 15, about one mile […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net To all you school administrators and school board members: I was wondering what emergency plans, drills, and preparations in general have been made for our […]


Music writers select their top album picks for 2012

Music writers for The Associated Press have selected their top albums of the year for 2012. Mesfin Fekadu’s picks: 1. Nas, “Life is Good”: “I am a graphic classic song composer,” Nas raps on the intro to his latest album. And he’s right. You may disagree, but Nas is the best rapper alive, and with “Life is Good,” he’s got […]

Kids’ rabbit hunt planned

The Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual Kids’ Rabbit Hunt on Saturday, Dec. 22, in Letcher County. The event is free. The children will meet in a central location at 7 a.m. and join a guide and a dog handler with rabbit dogs. At 10 a.m. they will meet at the Shriners’ building […]

Offering less for more hasn’t helped our daily newspapers

Let us address the declining fortunes of today’s mainstream mass media. (Yes, I can hear your pained screams of “Nooooo … we don’t want to!” We really must, however, because it’s not about them, but us — about our ability to be at least quasi-informed about who’s-doing what-to-whom-and-why, in order for us to be a self-governing people. So buckle-up, here […]



Who hit with ‘Cry Like A Baby’?

1. “Maybellene” was the first chart topper for Chuck Berry. What were the next three? 2. Name the group that that had a hit with “Cry Like a Baby” in 1968. 3. What is the song “Abraham, Martin and John” about? 4. Which due released “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” and when? 5. Name the song with this lyric: “We […]

Kindergartener’s letters to Santa

The Martha Jane Potter Elementary School kindergarten class, taught by Bill Stanley and Nancy Ratliff, has sent letters to Santa Claus. Here is what the children wrote: My name is Ariel Adams and I am 6 years old. I live in the great city of Sergent. That is in the state of Kentucky, but I’ll bet you already knew that! […]